Category Archives: Local history

Delving Deep into the Past

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. You can learn a lot about history by visiting cemeteries. With apologies for the pun in the title, let’s head over to Evansville’s Oak Hill Cemetery. “Oak Hill was … Continue reading

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Elvis is IN the Building!

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. The King performed in Evansville for the second and last time, at the now demolished Roberts Stadium, on October 24, 1976. People camped out/stood in line for 2 days … Continue reading

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Right Place, Wrong Time

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Being at the right place at the right time is the ideal, but sometimes plans don’t work out and the opposite comes true. So, it was with Indiana and … Continue reading

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“Just an Old Sweet Song…”

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. You may know that this lyric is from “Georgia on my Mind,” but did you know that its author was not a son of the South, but rather a … Continue reading

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Hoosier Authors: Paul Dresser

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. Back on August 8, 2017, my colleague James Wethington wrote about the Hoosier author, Theodore Dreiser. I bet you didn’t know that another Dreiser boy also gained literary fame, … Continue reading

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